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It has been sometime since I looked on the DD page; so today I thought I would take a look!!! What a pity.... same story, same corruption, same stupidity, same garbage..... it is no longer a Daily Deviation page; It is a Daily Disgrace, page!

CONGRATULATIONS to both: the brilliant moderators for featuring such "jewels" and to the wonderful administrators/owners for tolerating such garbage!!!!!

  • Listening to: Psaradonis
  • Reading: Freakonomics
  • Watching: people
  • Playing: games
  • Eating: great food for mind and body
  • Drinking: Exclusive French wines


vaggelis fragiadakis
United States
I am an eclectic photographer, responding to the beauty, the humor and the tragedy I see in the world around me. Among the variety of subjects I have shot, over the years I have found myself repeatedly drawn to create images of “street people”. These people are not just a group or mass or statistic, but are individuals like the rest of us, each wearing his own life on his face.

Though occasionally I will take an anonymous shot from a distance, I prefer to approach a person, learn a little about him, and with his permission take a series of shots hoping to capture some aspect of his reality in one of the portraits. I like to get close, to a person whom many other avoid. The black and white versions reveal the critical essence through their emphasis on shadows, light and contrast. For me the faces are both beautiful with their humanity, and frightening with their hopelessness. I want to share them with the world, both as my art, and as a visceral reminder-- we are all but one bit of bad luck away from this state.

ps:I take my photos with my camera; I work on them on my computer using Photoshop CS4; I use any and every tool in PS, as i see it appropriate to create what appeals to me, what touches me; what I like... whatever tool I use, I apply my soul and my heart with it... all I hope for, is that my photos appeal to you, touch you , as they do me....

Current Residence: The Netherlands

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Earleywine Feb 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Love your photography sir.  Especially the people :)  Great work
Wonderful work :)
Happy new yearHug
Gennovah Nov 14, 2013  Student Filmographer
Happy Birthdaay! (:
ZiaulKareem Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday! Party
:icon1stbutterflykiss: :dance: :party: Happy Birthday!
happy birthday! :party:
the best wishes to you from holland..Flyin mah little kite 
SharonLeggDigitalArt Nov 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:iconsbg-crewstock::icon1chick1::icontiphankeplz:Singing Happy Birthday to YOU! Singing :iconsmilecakeplz: :icontiphankeplz::icon1chick1::iconsbg-crewstock:
Dieffi Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
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I wish you HAPPY BIRTHDAY dear Vaggelis!
Have a wonderful party and a great new year!

Aslehill12 Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! :cake:
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